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Women win conference game, Coach Stein earns 300th win

Women win conference game, Coach Stein earns 300th win

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 5
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team rebounded from its one-point loss last week with an 18-point victory over William Jewell College tonight. The win brings USI to 11-2 for the year and 3-0 in Great Lakes Valley Conference games. The team was led by double-figure scoring from Kaydie Grooms (15) and Tanner...

Men’s basketball heads into conference play 12-0

Men’s basketball heads into conference play 12-0

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
January 2
Filed under Sports

The USI men's basketball team played its last non-conference game of the season and came away with a 122-59 win over Bluefield State College. The team was fueled by double-figure scoring from eight players including senior Jeril Taylor who ended the night with a triple-double. Assistant Coach Kevin...

USI women’s offense falters against Ohio Dominican

USI women’s offense falters against Ohio Dominican

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 30
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team lost by one point to Ohio Dominican University tonight despite having a 14-point lead during the second quarter. The third quarter ended with USI scoring just one field goal and its eight other points in free throws. "That's the game honestly," assistant coach Randa...

Men’s basketball advances to 8-0

Men’s basketball advances to 8-0

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 11
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team brought its season record to 8-0 with a 98-83 win against Lees-McRae College this evening. The team was led by sophomores Alex Stein and Jacob Norman who were high school teammates at Reitz High School before both heading to USI to continue their basketball careers. Stein...

Men’s basketball sails past Ohio Valley

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 11
Filed under Sports

Junior Kyle Aiton used as season-high 19 points to help lead the men's basketball team to a 103-48 win over Ohio Valley University. The Eagles started the game with a 15-0 run before the first timeout and they never lost the lead. Aiton said the game was fun for him and his teammates were able...

Freshman, senior receive all-region awards

Freshman, senior receive all-region awards

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
December 8
Filed under Sports

Senior Michael Sass and freshman Eric Ramirez both see the same future for the men’s soccer team – possibility. The team reached the NCAA Division II Tournament this year for the first time since 1982. In the second round, Rockhurst University beat the team, knocking them out of the running for the...

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Student claims Indiana’s top sports broadcaster award

Riley Guerzini, New's Editor
December 8
Filed under News, Sports

When Jevin Redman entered the conference ballroom filled with over 200 sports broadcasters from across Indiana, he didn’t know what to expect. “It was cool to be in the same room as people you listened to or watched growing up and then to go accept the award in front of them was very humbling and a...

Bench adds 34 points in Eagle win

Bench adds 34 points in Eagle win

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 22
Filed under Sports

Once the women's basketball team made rebounding an emphasis it stuck, assistant coach Randa Dallas said. In the 83-37 win over the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USI pulled down 41 rebounds "That's always a focus for us," senior guard Tanner Marcum said. "One of our main goals is to outrebound...

Women’s basketball beats Hannibal-LaGrange 106-44

Women’s basketball beats Hannibal-LaGrange 106-44

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 20
Filed under Sports

The women's basketball team never lost its lead to Hannibal-LaGrange University. The Eagles beat the Panthers 106-44 this afternoon with most of the team getting a chance to make an impact. The bench lifted the team with 54 points and overall the team shot 52.4 percent. "I think it's a very...

Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Men’s basketball beats Kentucky Wesleyan 85-81

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 20
Filed under Sports

Assistant coach Kevin Gant remembers the rivalry the men's basketball team has with Kentucky Wesleyan College from when he was a player. Gant said the rivalry between "two historic teams" is something everyone cherishes. "This win mean's a whole lot," he said. The men's basketball team rounded...

Men’s basketball beats Florida Southern

Men’s basketball beats Florida Southern

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief
November 19
Filed under Sports

The men's basketball team finished out its first game of the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic with a 108-94 win over Florida Southern. The team was lead by double-figure performances from Jeril Taylor (30), Julius Rajala (23) and Alex Stein (17). With his 23 point game, Rajala earned...

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